Union members at Aramark ratify

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February 5, 2018

Aramark Canada employees at the Peel District School Board have achieved a new three-year contract.

In each year of the contract, wages will increase across the board. The first increase is retroactive for hours worked since expiry of the previous contract

  • 3% in Year 1
  • 1.5% in Year 2
  • 1.5% in Year 3

In addition, General Help rates will increase substantially with new minimum wage plus language as well. The contract provides for 45 cents per hour, over the announced $15 increase, in January 2019.

Full-time employees receive four personal/sick days per year, inclusive of the two mandated under the ESA. Part-time may use their two emergency leave days, with no doctor’s notes required, for school closures affecting their children. The contract recognizes Easter Monday as a paid holiday now.

Improvements to the Sunset Clause remove discipline 12 months from the date of issue. The committee achieved the deletion of mandatory inoculation language as well. The employer will now pay 50% of the cost for the negotiating committee’s lost wages, as well as the cost of printing contract books. Each employee will receive three uniforms from the company too. In addition, the employer will contribute $300 per year, up from $250, toward the Local 175 Training & Education Fund.

The 14 full-time and nine part-time workers ratified the agreement on February 3, 2018.

Union Negotiating Committee: Clare Iaccheo, Joanne Stewart, and Union Rep John DiFalco.

Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here.